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Among the Free

By Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • ISBN Code: : 1416934456
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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"Enough games," the man said, raising the gun yet again. "And enough of the Population Police, I say." This time he cocked the gun and aimed carefully. This is real, Luke thought. This is really going to happen. "No, don't!" he screamed. Luke Garner is a third-born in a restrictive society that allows only two children per family. Risking his life, he came out of hiding to fight against the Population Police laws. Now, in the final volume of Margaret Peterson Haddix's suspenseful Shadow Children series, Luke inadvertently sets off a rebellion that results in the overthrow of the government. The people are finally free. But who is in charge now? And will this new freedom be everything they had hoped? With all of the plot twists and excitement Haddix's fans have come to expect, Among the Free brings the Shadow Children sequence to a chilling conclusion.

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The End of Faith, a thought-provoking, "brilliant and witty" (Oliver Sacks) look at the notion of free will—and the implications that it is an illusion. A belief in free will touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, public policy, intimate relationships, morality—as well as feelings of remorse or personal achievement—without first imagining that every person is the true source of his or her thoughts and actions. And yet the facts tell us that free will is an illusion. In this enlightening book, Sam Harris argues that this truth about the human mind does not undermine morality or diminish the importance of social and political freedom, but it can and should change the way we think about some of the most important questions in life.

The Free List

By Alfred Balk
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  • Publisher : Russell Sage Foundation
  • Book Code : 9781610445818
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 829
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A recent Supreme Court decision confirmed the churches' right to tax exemption for religious property. In this highly relevant book, Alfred Balk places this question in social perspective and demonstrates how tax exemption and immunity affect the fiscal load of local communities and the well-being of our whole society. Among the "free list" or tax-free properties which the author examines are churches, hospitals, schools, and government buildings. Seven specific proposals for reform are set forth.

Der Stickstoffumsatz / Nitrogen Metabolism

By
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  • Publisher : Springer-Verlag
  • Book Code : 3642947336
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 516
  • Pdf File: der-stickstoffumsatz-nitrogen-metabolism.pdf

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Read and download full book Der Stickstoffumsatz / Nitrogen Metabolism

Personal Recollections of Pardee Butler

By Pardee Butler
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 266
  • Category : History
  • Members : 640
  • Pdf File: personal-recollections-of-pardee-butler.pdf

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Personal Recollections of Pardee Butler" by Pardee Butler. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Harvest of Empire

By Juan Gonzalez
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0593511476
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 674
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A sweeping history of the Latino experience in the United States- thoroughly revised and updated. The first new edition in ten years of this important study of Latinos in U.S. history, Harvest of Empire spans five centuries-from the first New World colonies to the first decade of the new millennium. Latinos are now the largest minority group in the United States, and their impact on American popular culture-from food to entertainment to literature-is greater than ever. Featuring family portraits of real- life immigrant Latino pioneers, as well as accounts of the events and conditions that compelled them to leave their homelands, Harvest of Empire is required reading for anyone wishing to understand the history and legacy of this increasingly influential group.

The Complete Works of Washington Irving: Short Stories, Plays, Historical Works, Poetry and Autobiographical Writings (Illustrated)

By Washington Irving
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026837584
  • Total of Pages : 3500
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 458
  • Pdf File: the-complete-works-of-washington-irving.pdf

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of Washington Irving: Short Stories, Plays, Historical Works, Poetry and Autobiographical Writings (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Washington Irving (1783-1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the 19th century. He is best known for his short stories Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of George Washington and Oliver Goldsmith, and several histories of 15th-century Spain, dealing with subjects such as the Moors and the Alhambra. Contents: INTRODUCTION SPEECH: NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 18, 1842 by Charles Dickens COLLECTIONS OF SHORT STORIES: THE SKETCH BOOK OF GEOFFREY CRAYON, GENT. Rip Van Winkle The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Old Christmas Roscoe The Wife TALES OF A TRAVELLER Strange Stories by a Nervous Gentleman Buckthorne and His Friends The Italian Banditti The Money Diggers BRACEBRIDGE HALL The Busy Man The Widow The Lovers Family Reliques An Old Soldier WOLFERT'S ROOST AND MISCELLANIES THE CRAYON PAPERS TRAVEL SKETCHES AND MEMOIRS: TALES OF THE ALHAMBRA ABBOTSFORD AND NEWSTEAD ABBY A TOUR ON THE PRAIRIES SATIRICAL WORKS: KNICKERBOCKER'S HISTORY OF NEW YORK LETTERS OF JONATHAN OLDSTYLE, GENT. HISTORICAL WORKS: THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN BONNEVILLE ASTORIA CHRONICLE OF THE CONQUEST OF GRANADA LIFE OF OLIVER GOLDSMITH LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON: VOLUME I THE STUDENT'S LIFE OF WASHINGTON DRAMAS: THE WILD HUNTSMAN ABU HASSAN POEMS: ECHO AND SILENCE ON PASSAIC FALLS RHYMED ADDRESS THE DULL LECTURE TO MISS EMILY FOSTER ON HER BIRTHDAY SONG THE LAY OF THE SUNNYSIDE DUCKS SIGNS OF THE TIMES WRITTEN IN THE DEEP DENE ALBUM EXTRACTS FROM ABU HASSAN SONG FROM THE WILD HUNTSMAN CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN WASHINGTON IRVING AND EDGAR ALLAN POE BIOGRAPHY: WASHINGTON IRVING by Charles Dudley Warner

The Adventures Of Captain Bonneville

By Washington Irving
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  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Book Code : 3849642127
  • Total of Pages : 371
  • Category : History
  • Members : 998
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The Adventures of Captain Bonneville is a rambler through the Back Country, on a trapping scheme. The gallant Captain's employment, however, not being, as in the southern parts of the land of liberty, to trap men, but wolves, foxes, beavers, rats, and, we presume, every thing that wears a skin. The Captain's adventures lead him into the heart of the mountain chain which divides the waters of the west from those of the United States. He hunts, shoots, and roves at will through this vast region of rock, precipice, and forest. But this work talks of more than mountains. It gives us some insight into the native race which ranged those mountains, and whom the march of mind, in the shape of American squatters, was hourly driving from their lands; and the march of freedom, in the shape of peach brandy, was as rapidly driving out of existence.

Practical Visionaries

By Pam Hirsch,Mary Hilton
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317877217
  • Total of Pages : 266
  • Category : History
  • Members : 485
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An examination of women educationists in nineteenth and early twentieth century Britain. Working with new paradigms opened up by feminist scholarship, it reveals how women leaders were determined to transform education in the quest for a better society. Previous scholarship has either neglected the contributions of these women or has misplaced them. Consequently intellectual histories of education have come to seem almost exclusively masculine. This collection shows the important role which figures such as Mary Carpenter, Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon, Elizabeth Edwards and Maria Montessori played in the struggle to provide greater educational opportunities for women. The contributors are: Anne Bloomfield, Kevin J. Brehony, Norma Clarke, Peter Cunningham, Mary Jane Drummond, Elizabeth Edwards, Mary Hilton, Pam Hirsch, Jane Miller, Hilary Minns, Wendy Robinson, Gillian Sutherland and Ruth Watts.

Capoeira

By Matthias Röhrig Assunção
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135764271
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 314
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Originally the preserve of Afro-Brazilian slaves, the marginalized and the underclasses in Brazilian society, capoeira is now a mainstream sport, taught in Brazilian schools and practised by a range of social classes around the world. Some advocates now seek Olympic recognition for Capoeira. This apparent change in the meaning and purpose of Capeoira has led to conflicts between traditionalists, who view capoeira as their heritage descended from the maroons, a weapon to be used against the injustice and repression; and reformers, who wish to see Capoeira develop as an international sport. Capoeira: The History of Afro-Brazilian Martial Art explores Capoeira as a field of confrontation where the different struggles that divide Brazilian society are played out. It contains both the first comprehensive English language review of archive and contemporary literature relating to Capoeira, as well as the first scholarly account of Capoeira's history and development.

The Statesman's Yearbook 2004

By B. Turner
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230271324
  • Total of Pages : 2112
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 508
  • Pdf File: the-statesman-s-yearbook-2004.pdf

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For one hundred and forty years, The Statesman's Yearbook has been relied upon to provide accurate and comprehensive information on the current political, economic and social status of every country in the world. The appointment of the new editor - only the seventh in the book's history - brought enhancements to the 1998-99 edition and these have been continued since then. The 2004 edition is fully updated and contains more information than ever before. A foldout colour section provides a political world map and flags for the one hundred and ninety two countries of the world. In an endlessly changing world, the annual publication of The Statesman's Yearbook gives all the information you need in one easily digestible single volume. It will save hours of research and cross-referencing between different sources, and it is an essential annual purchase.

Global Marketing Management

By Masaaki (Mike) Kotabe,Kristiaan Helsen
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  • Publisher : Wiley Global Education
  • Book Code : 111960351X
  • Total of Pages : 768
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 200
  • Pdf File: global-marketing-management.pdf

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Global Marketing Management, 8th Edition combines academic rigor, contemporary relevance, and student-friendly readability to review how marketing managers can succeed in the increasingly competitive international business environment. This in-depth yet accessible textbook helps students understand state-of-the-art global marketing practices and recognize how marketing managers work across business functions to achieve overall corporate goals. The author provides relevant historical background and offers logical explanations of current trends based on information from marketing executives and academic researchers around the world. Designed for students majoring in business, this thoroughly updated eighth edition both describes today's multilateral realities and explores the future of marketing in a global context. Building upon four main themes, the text discusses marketing management in light of the drastic changes the global economy has undergone, the explosive growth of information technology and e-commerce, the economic and political forces of globalization, and the various consequences of corporate action such as environmental pollution, substandard food safely, and unsafe work environments. Each chapter contains review and discussion questions to encourage classroom participation and strengthen student learning.